Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen

The Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße (Prize of the Böttcherstraße) is one of the oldest and most renowned prizes for young artists in Germany; it is awarded every two years in Bremen. This € 30,000 art prize, sponsored by the Donor’s Circle of the Kunstverein in Bremen, was awarded for the forty-seventh time in 2020 and celebrated its sixtieth anniversary in 2014.

Learn more about the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2020.

The Donors’ Circle for the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen
This donors’ circle is an association of members of the Kunstverein. It offers the Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen to recognize an artist living in the German-speaking countries who has not yet received the public acclaim that the quality of their work deserves.

The Prize of the Böttcherstraße is one of the oldest and most important prizes for young artists in Germany; it is awarded every two years in Bremen. A recommendation committee appointed by the Donors’ Circle selects ten contemporary artists whose works are then displayed in a show at the Kunsthalle Bremen. A jury selects the winner. In addition, the Donors’ Circle facilitates the purchase of one work by the prize winner.

The Prize of the Böttcherstraße was endowed by HAG AG in Bremen in 1954 and awarded annually until 1983. Between 1985 and 1991, it was bestowed as the Bremen Kunstpreis and since 1993, as the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße (Prize of the Böttcherstraße) in Bremen. It is among the most recognized and highest-paid prizes awarded in the area of contemporary art in Germany. Since 1985, the Prize of the Böttcherstraße has been financed by the Donors’ Circle of the Kunstverein in Bremen and is worth € 30,000. Artists who have received this prize include famous names such as Stephan Balkenhol, Wolfgang Tillmans, Olafur Eliasson, and Tino Sehgal.

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List of the prize winners and nominees of the Prize of the Böttcherstraße (PDF)
List of the prize winners and nominees of the Prize of the Böttcherstraße (PDF)